“Speaking from Experience: Air Raids, Panic, and Resistance.”
Report from a Palestine Center briefing by Jamie Terral and Michael Brown
During an 11 January 2001 Palestine Center briefing, Jamie Terral and Michael Brown discussed Israel’s military siege of the West Bank and Gaza. Recently returned from working in the Occupied Territories—Terral at the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Bethlehem, and Brown at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza—both encountered Israel’s bomb raids, helicopter gunships, and closure first hand.
At night, it was “like a nightmare,” said Terral, who arrived in Bethlehem on September 30. “Things went from bad to worse when the É two soldiers in Ramallah were killed by the mob crowd” on October 12. The night after the soldiers’ deaths, Israel “bombed every city center in the West Bank and Gaza except for Bethlehem.”